What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of 113 active cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. What does that mean? Well, a cannabinoid is a compound found in cannabis plants which interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – a complex biological system which can be found in all mammals and regulates their physiology, mood and sleep patterns, appetite & metabolism. Out of the 113 cannabinoids identified within cannabis plants thus far, CBD has been receiving much media attention as of late due to its vast potential medical properties – including anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. In fact research has shown many scientists have hailed it as 'the next big thing' because of how quickly it provides relief from previously incurable conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or schizophrenia.
How Does CBD Interact With Your Body?
You may be wondering: what can CBD actually do? Well, as it happens CBD interacts with the body by activating different receptors. To put it simply – there are two main types of receptors in the human body – cannabinoid and serotonin receptors – and cannabinoids such as CBD interact with them. It is worth noting that these molecules will not cause any psychoactive effects if they reach their intended targets because they only interact with non-psychoactive cannabinoid receptors found in many organs throughout the body (including cells of both the central nervous system & immune system).
Different Ways CBD Can Be Used
This brings us to our next topic: there are a few different ways to take CBD, depending on how much you want to benefit from its effects. Here are some of the most common ways for humans to consume CBD. Smoking it. CBD flower is the quickest way to get CBD into your blood stream to feel the effects almost immediately. This method has become increasing popular to people who smoke THC cannabis but aren't interested the "high" anymore. Here is a list of our top choices for premium CBD flower, click here. Eating it. You can turn CBD flower or kief into a flavorful editable by simply decarboxylating the flower and then adding it into a common ingredient like butter. For easy steps on how to cook CBD butter at home click here.
Another of the the most effective methods of using CBD is through tinctures which can be used under the tongue. There are many different strains of cannabis available too with high levels of CBD, but this is optional as not all users enjoy smoking or vaporizing CBD-rich marijuana plants due to their sometimes pungent & bitter taste. The list from there goes on and on from gummies, to pill capsules, dog treats an everything in-between. Try different methods of taking CBD to figure out which is most effective and convenient for you.
So there you have it – everything there is to know about CBD thus far! It's safe to say that next time you see someone taking CBD, you won't really think twice about it because now you know exactly what they're doing and why they're doing it!